Parking Tickets On The Rise In Arlington Heights

It seems like some suburban towns are learning from the City of Chicago.

The Chicago Tribune reports parking tickets in Arlington Heights were up 18% in 2012.

The volume of tickets rose from 14,724 in 2011 to 17,346 in 2012, which is dramatically up from just two years ago when only 11,685 tickets were issued back in 2010.

The story says there’s no explanation for the impressive increase as the number of parking enforcement personnel has remained constant at five.

Perhaps the most interesting nugget of data is that, despite increases in ticket volume, the number of drivers contesting parking violations has gone down a smidgen.

While 17,346 parking tickets seems like a lot of tickets for a suburban town, it’s still a drop in the bucket compared to Chicago which issues over two million tickets each year.

Here’s the Tribune story, “Parking tickets up in Arlington Heights.”

One Response to Parking Tickets On The Rise In Arlington Heights

  1. Pete says:

    As I recall, many suburbs charge a fee to contest a ticket, or assess an extra fine if you lose. How that can be considered due process is beyond me.

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